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Art. 535. Time to file motion to quash

A. A motion to quash may be filed of right at any time before commencement of the trial, when based on the ground that:

(1) The offense charged is not punishable under a valid statute;

(2) The indictment does not conform with the requirements of Chapters 1 and 2 of Title XIII;

(3) Trial for the offense charged would constitute double jeopardy;

(4) The time limitation for the institution of prosecution has expired;

(5) The court has no jurisdiction of the offense charged; or

(6) The information charges an offense for which prosecution can be instituted only by a grand jury indictment.

(7) The individual charged with a violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law has a valid prescription for that substance.

These grounds may be urged at a later stage of the proceedings in accordance with other provisions of this Code.

B. A motion to quash on the ground that the time limitation for commencement of trial has expired may be filed at any time before commencement of trial.

C. A motion to quash on grounds other than those stated in Paragraphs A and B of this Article shall be filed in accordance with Article 521.

D. The grounds for a motion to quash under Paragraphs B and C are waived unless a motion to quash is filed in conformity with those provisions.

E. The court may, in order to avoid a continuance, defer a hearing on a motion to quash until the end of the trial.

Amended by Acts 1978, No. 735, §2; Acts 2009, No. 265, §2.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Louisiana > Ccrp > Ccrp535

Art. 535. Time to file motion to quash

A. A motion to quash may be filed of right at any time before commencement of the trial, when based on the ground that:

(1) The offense charged is not punishable under a valid statute;

(2) The indictment does not conform with the requirements of Chapters 1 and 2 of Title XIII;

(3) Trial for the offense charged would constitute double jeopardy;

(4) The time limitation for the institution of prosecution has expired;

(5) The court has no jurisdiction of the offense charged; or

(6) The information charges an offense for which prosecution can be instituted only by a grand jury indictment.

(7) The individual charged with a violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law has a valid prescription for that substance.

These grounds may be urged at a later stage of the proceedings in accordance with other provisions of this Code.

B. A motion to quash on the ground that the time limitation for commencement of trial has expired may be filed at any time before commencement of trial.

C. A motion to quash on grounds other than those stated in Paragraphs A and B of this Article shall be filed in accordance with Article 521.

D. The grounds for a motion to quash under Paragraphs B and C are waived unless a motion to quash is filed in conformity with those provisions.

E. The court may, in order to avoid a continuance, defer a hearing on a motion to quash until the end of the trial.

Amended by Acts 1978, No. 735, §2; Acts 2009, No. 265, §2.


State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Louisiana > Ccrp > Ccrp535

Art. 535. Time to file motion to quash

A. A motion to quash may be filed of right at any time before commencement of the trial, when based on the ground that:

(1) The offense charged is not punishable under a valid statute;

(2) The indictment does not conform with the requirements of Chapters 1 and 2 of Title XIII;

(3) Trial for the offense charged would constitute double jeopardy;

(4) The time limitation for the institution of prosecution has expired;

(5) The court has no jurisdiction of the offense charged; or

(6) The information charges an offense for which prosecution can be instituted only by a grand jury indictment.

(7) The individual charged with a violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law has a valid prescription for that substance.

These grounds may be urged at a later stage of the proceedings in accordance with other provisions of this Code.

B. A motion to quash on the ground that the time limitation for commencement of trial has expired may be filed at any time before commencement of trial.

C. A motion to quash on grounds other than those stated in Paragraphs A and B of this Article shall be filed in accordance with Article 521.

D. The grounds for a motion to quash under Paragraphs B and C are waived unless a motion to quash is filed in conformity with those provisions.

E. The court may, in order to avoid a continuance, defer a hearing on a motion to quash until the end of the trial.

Amended by Acts 1978, No. 735, §2; Acts 2009, No. 265, §2.

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